Suzanne Karotkin, Senior Design Editor at InStyle, recently visited the William F. Buckley apartment in Manhattan. Some classic elements that caught her eye included thick, Old School silver picture frames and lush red walls. Here's what she shared with me:
"In both fashion and home, 80's inspired silver accessories are my new favorite. In a chunky, exaggerated form nothing could be more modern to me at the moment. My key piece of jewelry for fall: the Wonder Woman strength statement cuff. (See Vogue's "equal opportunity" story in the August issue.) And out of almost everything I saw at the famed Buckley Manhattan residence, these picture frames were my must-have.
They peppered a round entryway table and were filled with beloved family photos. Like the cuffs, I love the proportion and how they render an otherwise conservative element very contemporary. (I think too they remind me of my affinity for 80's power decorator Jay Spectre.)"
Regarding the red walls, she adds, "I often forget just how chic tonal moments can be -- especially when paired with an utterly classic color -- and this portrait in the Buckley home could not illustrate the point more."